The Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation is announcing the 2020 Visiting Science Scholar – Kelsey (Klein) Sundet, Architect, BHS Class of 2001. The program features role models for high school students thinking of entering a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and/or math. Sundet will be presenting to and visiting with Bettendorf High School students on Friday, Jan. 24. On Saturday, Jan. 25, she will be featured at the Bett STEM Expo at Middle School 11 am - 2 pm.
In addition to Bettendorf High School, Kelsey attended Herbert Hoover Elementary and Bettendorf Middle school. She was an athlete on the Bettendorf High School Swim Team and a four-time state qualifier. After high school, Kelsey received her undergraduate degree in interior design and swam at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN and then moved on to Iowa State University, where she received her Masters of Architecture and Masters of Community and Regional Planning.
In 2009, Kelsey moved to Kansas City, Missouri. She began working at BRR Architecture, Inc. in 2010 and has remained with the firm since. Kelsey is an account lead for their office environment team and oversees the design, production and construction administration for projects nationwide. She is well versed in remodeling, adaptive re-use, new construction, and tenant improvement projects, ranging from 3,000 to up to 100,000 square feet. She has worked with both local and national brands building client relationships and leads a team on a day-to-day basis to implement solutions around the requirements and challenges specific to office environment project types.
The BCSF Visiting Scholar Program was started through a sizable donation to the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation by a Bettendorf graduate to be used to recognize BHS graduates who have gone on to secure successful careers in a field of science as well as recognize the impact of the late Donald Schaefer, a retired Bettendorf High School science teacher.
The Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation works to enhance the educational opportunities for the students of the Bettendorf Community School District through the development and disbursement of funds. For more information about the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation, contact Michelle LeMoine, Director of Administration & Outreach (563) 359-3681, ext. 3094.